MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- Nina Kendall has been named Georgia's History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Kendall teaches U.S. history at Eagle's Landing High School in Henry County. As a state-level Teacher of the Year, she received a $1,000 prize and several books for the school's media center. If she is chosen as the National History Teacher of the Year, she will win $10,000.
"I am thrilled to be recognized for my work in the classroom," Kendall said. "It renews my spirit to be honored by those who share my love for history and history education."
Kendall is also the 2011 recipient of the Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Social Studies Educator honor from the Georgia Council for the Social Studies.